Illustrator

Superhero Text Effects

Author: 
danrodney
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Illustrator Challenge
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In this video tutorial Dan Rodney shows how to apply gradient fills and stokes to editable text in Adobe Illustrator, all while keeping the text editable. You can change the effects or type at any point. Many people think that editable text in Illustrator can't be filled with a gradient, but you'll learn how in this video!

Tribal Art Vectors

Author: 
resdog
Category: 
Illustrator Challenge
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Learn how to create tribal art vectors without using the pen tool.

Railroad Track Technique

Author: 
Vectorgeek
Category: 
Illustrator Challenge
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Create a repeating pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator and combine it with stroke effects to create realistic railroad tracks. Create multiple variations and save them as graphics styles.

Deke's Techniques: The Illustrator Challenge Officially Begins

 Hey gang!

Just a quick note to let one and all know that today marks the transition from one contest to another.

Deke's Techniques: The Illustrator Challenge begins today

Starting today, dekeOnline begins to accept submissions for Deke's Techniques: The Illustrator Challenge. For official rules and regs, check out deke.com/challenge.

Tonight at 11:59pm California time, the first contest, Deke's Techniques: The Photoshop Challenge, shuts down and we will cease to accept further submissions. Read more » 

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Deke's Techniques: The Challenge Will Go Ahead as Planned

So far, we have received two entries for Deke's Techniques: The Challenge, in which I invite you to share a technique, in video form, that riffs off three of mine. As I write this, one entry is live, the other will be published soon.

My team and I just had a meeting to determine whether we should prolong the contest to give people more time to enter. Or worse, cancel the contest for lack of interest. Both of which seem like reasonable options. Who knew The Challenge would be mine?

But here's the thing: Have you ever enrolled for a class or signed up for a trip, only to watch it be canceled because too few people signed up? And then you think, "Damn, I really wanted to do that. I signed up!" It amounts to a violation of an inherent promise.

This morning, I also got word that, for legal reasons, lynda.com has pulled my most recent technique, in which I showed how to create the Olympic rings. I'm disappointed, but I respect the decision. The IOC has revealed themselves to be a bunch of litigious shitheads. And where there's potential liability, it's totally within a company's right (here I speak of lynda.com) to protect itself. Although, I will admit, I am thinking that my next technique should be to show you how to draw the Mickey Mouse ears. Read more » 

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